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Old 11-10-2019, 06:33 PM   #691 (permalink)
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I considered Aero modding my hoe



if I could get to 40MPG that would be cool for a 6,000 pound SUV with a V8 engine.

the Best ever was 28.7mpg combined so i'm pretty close

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Old 11-10-2019, 07:29 PM   #692 (permalink)
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An interesting turn of phrase. aerocivic made it happen to best of his —and anybodies— ability.

If you like build quality have you seen the cars that show up for SEMA?


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Or the Optima Challenge?


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Old 11-10-2019, 08:47 PM   #693 (permalink)
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When it comes to fender skirts, I'm dismayed at seeing everyone covering just the existing opening, instead of creating a smooth shape that covers more area, perhaps blending into a tail cone.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:35 PM   #694 (permalink)
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I want to get a Metro just so I can make some skirts like Blackfly, except Turnpike Cruiser style:


https://ecomodder.com/forum/emgarage...s&vehicleid=11

The trailing [separation] edge would be like the Citroen Tubik

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Nothing needs skirts on the rear wheel than the Arcimoto FUV.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:11 AM   #695 (permalink)
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Think you guys could actually try and make these mods look good? That civic that started this thread, while prolly a real gas saver, is prolly the ugliest thing I've seen... C'mon, at least try...
there is some large rubber strips that i have been looking at trying to make a Aero-Hoe

this cone shape seems to work in the animation




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This car also hit the 70 MPG tank average repeatedly, so it gets a hat picture for the 70 MPG tank challenge.

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This car also hit the 70 MPG tank average repeatedly, so it gets a hat picture for the 70 MPG tank challenge.

hybrid gasoline/coroplast
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Hybrid gasoline/gravity.
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Hybrid gasoline/gravity.
Gasoline-Inertia-Gravity = GIG
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